Friday, August 10, 2012

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
Released Date: December 15, 1974
Director: Mel Brooks
Actors: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn, and Madeline Kahn

     According to film fact historians, the filmmakers used the same props as the original Frankenstein movie.  Mel Brooks, the director, made the wolf howling sounds at some points of the picture. The facts also said that Mel Brooks and all the cast had so much fun doing the movie, that they were all upset when it ended. Mel Brooks even added more to the movie to make it last a little longer. Also, this was Gene Wilder's favorite movie of his own. My own opinion as well is that this is one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. I laughed a lot and hard. Mel Brooks is one of a kind.

     We follow Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) who is a lecturer at a med school in America. He is also engaged to a very uptight woman by the name of Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). Frederick finds out that his grandfather is the famous scientist, Dr. Frankenstein and that he has inherited his family's estate.  He travels to Transylvania and meets with the new and sexy lab assistant Ings (Teri Garr), and the wide eyed servant Igor (Marty Feldman).  He also meets with Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman) who, for some reason, upsets the horses when her name is said out loud.  The gang finds Dr. Frankenstein's old laboratory and his notes for reanimating a corpse so, they decide to dig up a newly dead criminal and now all they need is a highly intelligent brain.  Igor accidently steals the brain of someone named  Abby Normal and things go quickly from bad to worse.  To find out what happens you will have to watch this amazing movie.  You may be able to catch it on TV, but, I would recommend watching the unedited version, you will not be disappointed.

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